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I think you will find,the Gentleman in the forefront(holding the Newspaper) has been the Ring or maybe Armed Forces.No walkover there.
Aye, looks like he's done a bit , eh? smile.gif
post #18182 of 18778
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Those were the days, all done on the smallest mobile now! My Dad refused to have a phone in the house up until 1982/83 I resented it big time as had to give out the nearest call box as 'my number' to the girlies! Even that call box ain't there anymore!!!

My kids can't get their heads around it all, I now feel like my Dad. Nothing wrong in that though.

Sorry, don't know where all that came from. Especially as I am sending this on the QT at work via a lap top hooked up to free wifi. Doh!


PS Few of us going to go to the Staffordshire War Memorial later to raise a glass to those brave souls on this the 70th anniversary of the D - Day landings. We went to Normandy on holiday three years back and spent a couple of days on the Beaches at the Museums etc


Awe inspiring indeed, now that kind of bravery I can't get my head around.

To them cheers.gif


I shall be watching the D-Day Memorial,remembering my Dad.He was there with the Royal Navy taking the Boys onto the Beach at Arromanches-he was on a "LCH".RIP to him and to the ones that never came back.
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Originally Posted by Spar View Post
 

What are you actually meant to be ?? You look like a 'gimp' and would have been beaten up by real mods in the 60's looking like that.

Real mods ? what you mean the ones with parkas and jam shoes ?

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Lots of skinheads today in Normandy, in army greens. I don't know where are there scooters though, they're all in jeeps...  :D 

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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

[/B]Off today, so I've been looking on the web if Manchester was doing anything official for the D-Day Memorial... can't find anything.

My old man - and his three brothers - were all Royal Scots and were serving in N. Africa, so no Normandy connection for me.

Most of those there were little more than kids... how scared must they have been?

Today's generation gets slated - from all quarters but, if the chips were down, I reckon they'd put on a good show against anyone.

I can't say 'enjoy yourself' at the Staffs Memorial, that would be wrong, but soak it up and shake hands with some of those who served, for me, we owe them all a huge debt.

Thanks.

Ed, you should have a look at the stories in today's and yesterday's Daily Telegraph ( only yesterday's online yet) about Jock Hutton. He was a 19-yr old Para who landed on D-Day; sounds like he wasn't frightened - recollects how "jacked-up" and fit his battalion was and that he was always a "vicious little Scot". He still looks in great shape and very smart at 89 and did a tandem-jump from 5,000 ft onto same French field yesterday. Respect is too small a word.
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The Youth of today have the fighting spirt, Twelve years of War in Afghanistan proves that, Since the end of the last War....A British soldier has died in conflict every year except 1968.

I hope when the Boys & Girls come home by the end of this year, It will be the last War this Country gets involved in...Never will they be forgotten.
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Can I say, without trying to be controversial, let's not forget those soldiers, sailors (including the Merchant Navy, of course) and airmen that were elsewhere, fighting on different fronts and theatres - they did their bit too.

And if I can digress, here's a wee tune, by Scotsman Hamish Imlach, taking Lady Astor to task for claiming service people elsewhere were having an easy time of it - WTF would she know?

Apologies if this is out of order - and I will remove if you guys think I should.

Ed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4hny_XRaw4
post #18189 of 18778
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Originally Posted by elwood View Post

Ed, you should have a look at the stories in today's and yesterday's Daily Telegraph ( only yesterday's online yet) about Jock Hutton. He was a 19-yr old Para who landed on D-Day; sounds like he wasn't frightened - recollects how "jacked-up" and fit his battalion was and that he was always a "vicious little Scot". He still looks in great shape and very smart at 89 and did a tandem-jump from 5,000 ft onto same French field yesterday. Respect is too small a word.
Bigger bollocks than I have. satisfied.gif
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Big bollocks are practical for a safe landing, kind of a reverse air bag. Hurts a bit though.

I saw his landing yesterday live on TV. Very impressing indeed.

All that mattered to him was to put his red beret back on his head quickly. Always smart.

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Big bollocks are practical for a safe landing, kind of a reverse air bag. Hurts a bit though.
I saw his landing yesterday live on TV. Very impressing indeed.
All that mattered to him was to put his red beret back on his head quickly. Always smart.

Jock Hutton, did not end fighting in 1945....He was still Soldiering in the 1980s. The man is a Legend....
post #18192 of 18778
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Can I say, without trying to be controversial, let's not forget those soldiers, sailors (including the Merchant Navy, of course) and airmen that were elsewhere, fighting on different fronts and theatres - they did their bit too.

And if I can digress, here's a wee tune, by Scotsman Hamish Imlach, taking Lady Astor to task for claiming service people elsewhere were having an easy time of it - WTF would she know?

Apologies if this is out of order - and I will remove if you guys think I should.

Ed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4hny_XRaw4

Very interesting Ed - time to do some research

post #18193 of 18778
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Can I say, without trying to be controversial, let's not forget those soldiers, sailors (including the Merchant Navy, of course) and airmen that were elsewhere, fighting on different fronts and theatres - they did their bit too.

And if I can digress, here's a wee tune, by Scotsman Hamish Imlach, taking Lady Astor to task for claiming service people elsewhere were having an easy time of it - WTF would she know?

Apologies if this is out of order - and I will remove if you guys think I should.

Ed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4hny_XRaw4

Acceptable digression to me, Ed. My late father-in-law knew that song well and he taught me the lyrics many years ago. I'd forgotten them so it'sgood to see this and be reminded.
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Thank you, folks - I never meant to offend, merely point out how politicians - and their ilk - who start a war, rarely have to fight it.

Some great memories and humbling anecdotes from you all.

Apologies for omitting our people who were incarcerated, too - how bad must that have been?

We are so lucky we had parents - and grandparents for younger posters - who never shirked their responsibilities.
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Big bollocks are practical for a safe landing, kind of a reverse air bag. Hurts a bit though.
I saw his landing yesterday live on TV. Very impressing indeed.
All that mattered to him was to put his red beret back on his head quickly. Always smart.


Hahaha, got a chuckle outta that'n Clouseau! Spit my porter out my mouth!! But then again, I'm well in my cups by this hour.
Respect for all those who fought and died going over the top. Brass cojones!!!
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